Marta Higbie

MABC Candidate, Practicum Student

Marta is a practicum student and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Marta offers individual and family counseling for adolescents and adults. Marta is also a certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator, and she enjoys working with couples and families. In spring 2020, Marta also received training in telehealth. Especially in challenging times, telehealth is a convenient way to stay connected and receive counseling, encouragement, and support through video communication.

While at the University of North Carolina, Marta played NCAA Division 1 field hockey, and also competed internationally on the USA under-16, under-19, and under-21 National Teams. She has experience working with aspiring elite athletes and helping coach student-athletes through the mental and physical aspects of competition.

Marta offers individual counseling for adolescents and young adults as well as marital and premarital couples. She specializes in:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Identity issues
  • Unhealthy relationship dynamics and boundary issues
  • Perfectionism
  • Leadership and communication skills
  • Performance anxiety

Before beginning graduate studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, Marta worked in marketing for several years. She has also volunteered at a pregnancy resource center where she helped with weekly prenatal education classes for pregnant women and their families.

Marta married her husband, Matt, in 2014. Matt and Marta are licensed foster parents in the state of Texas and provide respite care to foster families in the DFW area. They are also members at a local church where they are involved in a weekly homegroup.

Marta is supervised by Liz Casteel, MA, LPC-S.

 

“To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear. But to be fully known and truly loved is, well, a lot like being loved by God. It is what we need more than anything. It liberates us from pretense, humbles us out of our self-righteousness, and fortifies us for any difficulty life can throw at us.” ― Timothy Keller